Monday, 5 May 2008

Big Fish

We arrived at Paynes Ford in torrential rainfall which consequently meant the climbing routes were dripping. The best solution to sitting fustrated drinking coffee and beer all day was to drive 5 hours to Kaikoura on the East Coast near Christchurch to go Whale Watching.
We were aboard a fastcat boat, captained by a man whom appeared to know the whales every move by either listening to them underwater or by radio from the planes flying overhead. We saw 4 sperm whales on the surface and doing their tail lifting dives. The average number of sightings in 2 a trip so we felt very excited and lucky.

We also saw a pod of Dusky Dolphins whom were too shy for photos and some New Zealand Furry Seals.

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